Clydesdale showing coming to Cobbitty

Carolyn and Vanessa Van Der Mast
Carolyn and Vanessa Van Der Mast

If we've learnt anything in the past couple of years, it's just how wonderful it is to have animals around.

Whether its a cuddle with a dog, some shenanigans with a cat or a conversation with a parrot, our animal companions have brought a little light to a dark time.

Now, locals more interested in the equine side of things will be in for a treat.

The NSW Commonwealth Clydesdale Horse Society (CCHS) is heading to town to show of 'everyone's favourite horse'.

The CCHS Show in Cobbitty will feature the Clydesdale along with a selection of other heavy horses, allowing Macarthur residents and visitors to get up close and personal with the stunning specimens.

The one-day program at Kingsfield Stud, Sugarloaf, in Cobbitty includes led and ridden classes for Clydesdales and other heavy horses, as well as long reining, obstacle courses and harness.

Organisers encourage locals to "come along and see these gentle giants go through their paces".

"It's all topped off by presentations of garlands for the Supreme Champion Clydesdale and Heavy Horse," organisers said.

"There is also the Max Fowler Award for the best Clydesdale Gelding - an award which was first presented in 2003.

"The award celebrates Max Fowler, who along with his brother John, were notable Clydesdale breeders."

The CCHS show will be held on Sunday, February 6 at Kingsfield Stud, 315 Coates Park Road, Cobbitty.

Events kick off at 9am.